We are a small Jewish, woman-owned bakery incorporated in January 2020 to serve the Syracuse and surrounding areas with vegan baked goods.
Founded in January 2020, Fatcat Baking was started as we began to change our lifestyle to be more plant-based to challenge outdated notions of how vegan dessert looks and tastes. Our goal is to make vegan pastry accessible to everyone, from vegans to the veg curious. We are tired of gatekeepers, food shamers, and negative stigmas! Since our start, we have placed an emphasis on being good to one another and coming forward with an open heart to our community with love and delicious pastry.
Megan Mills & Alex Rydzak
Megan is a California native turned Syracuse resident by way of love, discovering a passion for baking along the way.
Alex was born in Albany and raised in the South before making a better-late-than-never homecoming here in the Salt City. When he’s not out snow shoveling, he works on the technology and business parts of the biz.
Loki- the fatcat himself.
The little man who gave us the inspiration for our name. Any time food hits the table in our household, this little fur baby is quick to make his presence known. Loki always expresses his displeasure at not being able to eat human food, even though he doesn’t really have an appetite for it.
Keep on being cute, Loki.
We are humbled to have been included in some local media coverage.
- “Gimme Some Oven: Central New York pie makers are baking up some unique ways to savor the season.”
(Central New York Magazine, November/December 2021)
- Alumni, employees look back on 50 years of People’s Place
(The Daily Orange)
- CNY Magazine Rising Stars (“5 indie bakers you need to know”)
(Central New York Magazine, July/August 2021)
- Jewish Cook of the Month May 2021
(The Jewish Observer)
- Residents turn free time and baking skills into a passion.
(The Daily Orange)
- First cat cafe opens in Syracuse amid pandemic.
- SkyTop Coffee: Manlius shop finds silver lining in pandemic opening.
We strongly believe in neighbors supporting neighbors and that national change starts with local change. Below are some great local organizations we have supported with our business.